The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 87 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 9 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 1.36% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 3.94% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 3
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£220 £323 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.78% +10.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.80 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -18.75%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
502 431 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.60% 34.40% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 258 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - - 2
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) VBA
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) MS Access
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VBScript
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
5 2 (15.38%) SCCM
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (15.38%) Subversion
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (7.69%) MS Project
4 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) OpenScape
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) MS Access
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) MI Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) Flash
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.69%) IVR
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) HPUX
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) SUSE
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) SOA
1 2 (15.38%) Release Management
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
1 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Server Building
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Kanban
2 1 (7.69%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) VBA
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VBScript
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) VB6
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) TIBCO
3 2 (15.38%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Siemens
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